Alafair Burke / Feb 27, 2020

In New York City Nights Are Dangerous Days Are Numbered When New York University sopho Megan Gunther finds personal threats posted to a Web site specializing in campus gossip she s taken aback by th

  • Title: 212
  • Author: Alafair Burke
  • ISBN: 9780061561221
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In New York City, Nights Are Dangerous Days Are Numbered.When New York University sopho Megan Gunther finds personal threats posted to a Web site specializing in campus gossip, she s taken aback by their menacing tone Someone knows her daily routine down to the minute and is watching her but thanks to the anonymity provided by the Internet, the police tell her thereIn New York City, Nights Are Dangerous Days Are Numbered.When New York University sopho Megan Gunther finds personal threats posted to a Web site specializing in campus gossip, she s taken aback by their menacing tone Someone knows her daily routine down to the minute and is watching her but thanks to the anonymity provided by the Internet, the police tell her there s nothing they can do Her friends are sure it s someone s idea of a joke, but when Megan is murdered in a vicious attack, NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher is convinced that the online threats are than just empty words.With smooth, straight talking partner J J Rogan at her side, Ellie tries to identify Megan s enemies, but she begins to wonder if the coed s murder was than just the culmination of a cyber obsession Phone records reveal a link between Megan and a murdered real estate agent who was living a dangerous double life The detectives also learn that the dead real estate agent shared a secret connection to a celebrity mogul whose bodyguard was mysteriously killed a few months earlier And when Megan s roommate suddenly disappears, they know they have to find her before another young woman dies.Exposing the darkness that lurks beneath the glamorous surface of New York City, 212 delivers yet another knuckle biting journey that ll keep you turning pages until the very end Faye Kellerman.

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      • Alafair Burke

        Alafair Burke is the New York Times bestselling author of two power house series Sun Sentinel that have earned her a reputation for creating strong, believable, and eminently likable female characters, such as NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher and Portland Deputy District Attorney Samantha Kincaid Alafair s novels grow out of her experience as a prosecutor in America s police precincts and criminal courtrooms, and have been featured by The Today Show, People Magazine, The New York Times, MSNBC, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Chicago Sun Times According to Entertainment Weekly, Alafair is a terrific web spinner who knows when and how to drop clues to keep readers at her mercy A graduate of Stanford Law School and a former Deputy District Attorney in Portland, Oregon, Alafair is now a Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School, where she teaches criminal law and procedure Her books have been translated into 12 languages.Alafair s work has been praised by some of the world s most respected crime writers, including Gillian Flynn, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, Karin Slaughter, Harlan Coben, Lisa Scottoline, Lisa Unger, and Nelson DeMille Learn about Alafair at alafairburke


    1. Alafair Burke is an incredibly talented writer. One of her many strengths is the ability to use just the right detail (the unmatched desks in a detective squad room, the contrast between a DA's cheap Bic pen and a defense lawyer's expensive one) to make the reader feel that they're right there in the scene. The plotting is tight and just twisty enough to keep the reader guessing without going so over the top as to elicit eye rolling. And her characters are very well drawn. For instance, I love h [...]

    2. I just discovered this author but I'm really enjoying her books. Taut, suspenseful writing. I'm not sure how she compares to her father because I've never read his books but as an author she stands on her own.

    3. I picked up this book as a 99 cent deal, and I hadn't read this author before.It was a good mystery with interesting twists and turns, and believable characters. It kept my attention but was not unputdownable. I would read another in the series.

    4. 4.5. This is an energetic and intriguing read about a lady homicide detective working a murder case in New York City. Ellie grew on me as a fully-drawn character the further I got into the novel. She's tenacious, shrewd, and the sort of a competent detective you'd want investigating your loved one's murder if, may God forbid, that calamity should ever befall you. A series I hope continues to develop for many subsequent titles.

    5. PROTAGONIST: Ellie Hatcher, homicide detectiveSETTING: New York SERIES: #3 of 3RATING: 3.75In the past few years, social networking has taken the Internet by storm. Millions of people use Facebook; many more tweet on Twitter, view videos on YouTube, blog daily, list items for sale on craigslist and find future mates on relationship sites. The social media do serve a good purpose in terms of providing many means of communicating. Unfortunately, though, there is often a darker side to these sites [...]

    6. This novel starts with a lady Tanya calling from a PayPhone to report a shooting and then dashes to hotel room number 212 and this is where the story is centered around ,hence the use of 212 in the title . Ellie and Rogan Partners in Law, arrive to Apt 212 to find a man dead , normally this would be an easy homicide to solve but the owner of the apartment happens to be rich guy Sam Sparks - somebody who seems to be a high risk celebrity in a sense. We then shoot over to the college campus of NYU [...]

    7. This was the first book by Alafair Burke that I had read and I must say I loved it! It was fast paced and I did find myself quickly turning the pages, trying to guess what was coming next, and guessing incorrectly and I really found the book hard to put down. I read the book in less than two days and would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in crime thriller novels. I have now made it my mission to read the other books in the Ellie Hatcher series!

    8. I've enjoyed a couple of Alafair's books before and this one is quite well done, too. I'd been out of touch with her work for the last few years and enjoyed this new series example, based in New York. I began reading her work just to see if her father's incredible writing ability had been passed along. While wisely not assaying anything remotely like James Lee Burke's body of work, she is doing quite well, thank you very much. I'll continue to follow her career with interest.

    9. This book had many twists and turns--really kept me wondering how the multiple plots were going to come together!! Had to keep listening to figure out how it would play out. The ending really threw me for a loop! I thought I had it figured out, but I did not. The author did a great job closing the story!! 8 out of 10 for me.

    10. Stalking, prostitution, crime and life in NYC- just another day in the life of Ellie Hatcher. Good mystery- ending not as twisty as other books of Alafair's- but very good!

    11. Wow what an outstanding mystery thriller. I was blown away on how much I really like this book. "212" by Alafair Burke is the third in her Elle Hatcher series. Hatcher and partner JJ Rogan have a dead body in an expensive suite with a scene that makes no sense. Robert "Robo" Mancini is found murdered. Building is 212. Mogul Sam Sparks is owner of suite, and not cooperating with the investigation. Sparks even pressures Judge Bandon to lock up Hatcher for contempt. After her 24 hour ordeal, Hatche [...]

    12. 212 by Alafair Burke started with the death of one man in a pent house in NY called and ended with crazy drama and plot twists that were all mostly predictable. Here’s the blurb from BN: When New York University sophomore Megan Gunther finds personal threats posted to a website specializing in campus gossip, she’s taken aback by their menacing tone. Someone knows her daily routine down to the minute and is watching her—but thanks to the anonymity provided by the Internet, the police tell h [...]

    13. I've just turned the last page of 212 by Alafair Burke and am sitting here wondering how I've missed adding this author to my list of must read authors. 212 features recurring lead character Ellie Hatcher, an NYPD Detective. In 212 Ellie and her partner Rogan catch a homicide in a penthouse belonging to one of the city's wealthiest men. Although he claims no knowledge of how and why his bodyguard was using the suite, he seems to be trying to control the direction of Ellie's investigation. As doe [...]

    14. Hatcher is back! Better than everA body guard is killed in his boss's apartment college student is stabbed to death in her apartment, and her roommate is mutilated, but survives after a stint in the ICU. A prostitute is killed by her date. Throw into the mix an extremely wealthy playboy real estate developer (which Burke makes clear is NOT Donald Trump), and a corrupt federal judge, and you have the setting for another great entry into the Hatcher series (book three, if you're keeping track).As [...]

    15. This is a very well-written book. It should be, since the author is a law professor at Hofstra. I had difficulty reading it, however, because it had such an infinite cast of characters--some of them using pseudonyms. I felt I needed a spreadsheet to keep everything straight; it was too complex and interconnected to keep all in my head.The book is a murder mystery of the most labyrinthine plot imaginable. Charles Dickens probably couldn't have pulled this off. It would help if the reader wrote an [...]

    16. We were quite pleased with our first Ellie Hatcher story, “Angel’s Tip”, the second entry in the currently 5-book set. We had previously enjoyed Burke’s writing but were not that happy with her other protagonists – and so were pleased to discover NYPD homicide detective Hatcher, a resourceful operative who is fun to like. This third entry, “212”, was quite complicated but definitely suspenseful and enjoyable. A murder occurs in wealthy Sam Sparks’ building known as “212”; and [...]

    17. I am loving this series!!In the 3rd novel in the Ellie Hatcher series, there are multiple story lines and they come together beautifully in the end. First, Megan lives in NYC and goes to NYU. Just days before her death, she finds a creepy stalker who is posting her schedule on a campus forum. Then, a real estate agent (who was leading a double life) is killed. The connection between these 2 deaths is some phone records that were made a few months previously when a security guard was killed. Elli [...]

    18. I really enjoyed this book. I didn't realize it was #3, but that makes sense. There were some situations that had me thinking she'd probably written backstory somewhere.I read this book in one sitting because it was a really fast read. I enjoyed the fact that Ellie was a normal person. I've read a lot of Gillian Flynn lately, so I kept expecting Ellie to flip out and cut herself or sleep with her partner or something equally self-destructive, but, all things considered, she's pretty well-adjuste [...]

    19. Ellie Hatcher is a NYC detective, she and her partner, JJ Rogan are at the scene of a homicide, when the owner of the apartment shows up and he and Ellie get into a tiff in which she ends up putting him under arrest so he will leave the scene of the crime. She was mostly angry because he seemed to care more about her wet shoes on her rug than the dead man in the bed. As she obsesses over this man as a suspect, they get called to another case, two young women are stabbed, and one is still alive. [...]

    20. 212 is the third book in the Ellie Hatcher series by Alafair Burke. The hook is very current, focused on the dangers of the internet and how it allows predators to terrorize victims with no repurcussions. The main gist of the mystery involves mistaken identity and sorting through the red herrings, which are numerous, and lead the reader and Ellie Hatcher down several side streets and alleys before solving the murder case(s).The murders are tied up neatly in the end and the cases are solved. Inte [...]

    21. A man is found murdered in a Hotel room in NY. Ellie Hatcher and J J Rogan are the detectives assigned. As they investigate, they are deterred by prominent and wealthy individuals, the Judiciary and their Lieutenant. They are also put in rotation with more murder cases. The more they investigate, the more they see the intertwining of the three cases they are following. There is lots of procedural plot and some that isn't. The story also follows non-protagonists in their involvement. All in all i [...]

    22. A page turner of a murder that goes bad, that turns into a series of killings. Involves the wealthy, a judge, police officer, and even escort service. The author did a very nice job incorporating every corner to make this suspense/thriller a good read. I even liked her method of how she writes by using things that have really happened in the past to build her fictional novels. Well done!! Funny thing is that I can recall most of those scandals that really did happen.

    23. A good Ellie Hatcher novel as she and Rogan must investigate a murder at a swank apartment complex. More seemingly unconnected murders occur and Ellie slowly uncovers the truth of all of them. Well done, exciting, with good plot twists. Recommended.

    24. A serviceable procedural. Not much atmosphere but the unfolding crimes are moderately engaging. It's been a long time since I read a krimi that was anything more than serviceable.

    25. The book is starting to sound repetitive but the story and characters are still fun. Ellie is still a wonderful policewoman and a salute to our gender.

    26. 2.5 because I was surprised by the ending, but for the most part this was pretty predictable albeit entertaining and a fast read.

    27. In '212', successful real estate developer Sam Sparks finds himself in the centre of unwanted attention when his bodyguard Mancini is murdered in his penthouse. Meanwhile, NYU student Megan learns through a campus gossip website that she has a stalker. Detectives Ellie and Rogan do their best to figure out if these cases are connected only to find that all is not as it seemsThe author did a great job alternating between both crime mysteries, providing more information and clues each time. Mancin [...]

    28. Much better than I expected. Years ago, I read a different novel by this author--her debut, if I recall correctly. I remember nothing about its plot or characters or about her writing style, except that I found it profoundly disappointing. Having been a fan of Burke's father's writing, I'd clearly hoped that the authorial apple hadn't fallen far from the tree. And my hopes had been dashed. I had never bothered with another Alafair Burke novel until this week.I'm not even sure what possessed me t [...]

    29. First time reading Burke but I'm sure it won't be the last.Yes, some of the book was predictable about half way or so through, like mentioned by another reviewer. But there were so many twists and turns with well fleshed characters so I don't mind having keened on to some of the endpoint. I wound up being pulled in to the personalities of the players to the point that I was yelling at my Kindle when something happened, not a thing I usually do to be honest. Burke peppered enough detail in to her [...]

    30. Holy wow there was a lot going on in this novel! I still enjoyed Detective Hatcher and all her sassiness and smarts, but there was just way too much plot wise going on here. I was struggling to remember events from the first 20 or so pages for something that was occurring 200 pages in. Otherwise, I would have really enjoyed the novel!As I've been reading this Ellie Hatcher series my mind, as it often does when I read fiction, pulled up the image of Detective Linden and Detective Holder from the [...]

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